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Christian Salem re-signs with Melbourne

  • Christian Salem re-signs with Melbourne

Sprightly utility Christian Salem has re-signed with Melbourne for another two years.

The 19-year-old, drafted with pick number nine in 2013, was currently on the standard two-year contract for draftees. The new deal will keep him with the Demons until the end of 2017.

He played 12 games in his debut season, and slotted a match-winning goal against Essendon in round 13.

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After being drafted as a fleet-footed midfielder, Salem played most of his first year as a forward, while in the NAB Challenge so far he has roamed across half-back as a rebounding defender.

He's the second young player to re-commit to Melbourne in recent weeks after 2014 draftee Angus Brayshaw signed on until 2018, despite not playing a game yet.

Salemtold melbournefc.com.authat contract discussions were "pretty quick and pretty sharp."

I love this club already and Ive only been here for a year and a bit, so Im looking forward to the season," he said.

I think [it was good] to get it out of the way just before the season starts so I dont have to worry about it at all."

Do you think Melbourne is right to lock in Salem early?

Follow Antony Scholefield on Twitter at@A_Scholefield.

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